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What we do

Henkel Ventures is Henkel’s corporate venture capital engagement, combining all venture activities across the company’s three business units (Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care). Henkel Ventures actively evaluates and manages equity investments and joint development projects with start-up companies to explore new technologies, applications and business models in areas of strategic interest for Henkel.

Investment focus

We invest into start-ups that are active in one or several of our searchfields, connecting them with the ecosystem of a leading global player. Focus of our investments are companies in an early phase (typically series A) with Henkel taking a minority stake and a long-term vision.

Our offer

Helping the start-up to grow by leveraging the know-how of Henkel is support far beyond financial means. Henkel Ventures offers access to Henkel’s global footprint, deep understanding of customers and consumers, a portfolio of leading brands as well as strong expertise in bringing innovations and new technologies to markets. As a leading player in both the industrial and the FMCG consumer businesses, we help building the success story of a start-up.

Investment process

Start-ups fulfilling these criteria are invited to contact us – a lean decision process on the investment together with a close communication with our team ensure transparency and speed.

About our Company

Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. Henkel employs around 53,000 people globally. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.